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Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

March 22, 2015

The circle-then-lay bit is very valuable for dogs living in the wild and can be critical to survival. It may seem a bit silly for this habit to still exist in domestic pups, but it simply hasn’t been bred out of their habits yet. When the ancestors of dogs we’re familiar with today lived in […]

Ride The Wind…Ride A Spitfire

March 21, 2015

On February 14, 1945, Leading Aircraftwoman Margaret Horton, an RAF WAAF, was assigned a familiar job: sit on the horizontal stabilizer of a Spitfire to help hold the tail down while it taxied on a windy day. Unfortunately, nobody thought to tell the pilot, Flight Lt. Neill Cox, that she’d be jumping aboard. (Horton later […]

Spring Has Sprung!

March 20, 2015

Astronomically speaking, the March equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is known as the vernal, or spring, equinox, and marks the start of the spring season. Meteorologically speaking, however, in the Northern Hemisphere the official spring season always […]

The State of Alabama has issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl

March 19, 2015

UNION SPRINGS, AL.-The Union Springs Alabama Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are seeking public assistance locating Aaliyah Linton. Five-year-old Aalyiah is 4’3″, 100 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 8:40 a.m. at Union Springs Elementary School in Union Springs, located in Bullock County, Alabama. Aaliyah is […]

The Lowly Frog…Spring’s Noise Maker

March 19, 2015

There are close to 4,000 known species of frogs, including toads. They range in size from less than half an inch to nearly a foot long and come in a rainbow of colors and patterns. Adult frogs are carnivorous and will eat just about anything smaller than themselves, including insects, worms and even other frogs. […]

Woman Identified In UNA Parking Garage Death

March 18, 2015

FLORENCE-UPDATE:  We have an update from the Florence Police Department concerning the death of a former UNA student on Wednesday morning: On March 18, 2015, Officers of the Florence Police Department and the UNA Public Safety responded to a welfare check on the 7th floor of UNA’s parking deck. Upon arrival, they located a deceased […]

Martha Stewart…Did You Know?

March 18, 2015

Martha Stewart got into some trouble recently over some insider trading, obstruction of justice and then lying about it all, and many long-time fans of Martha’s place settings and holiday decorating wondered how she got involved in such a mess in the first place. But before Martha Stewart was the goddess of domesticity, she was, […]

Did You Know St. Patrick Wasn’t Irish?

March 17, 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Before you belly up to the bar for your St. Patrick’s Day […]

Brooks Congratulates 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner

March 16, 2015

HUNTSVILLE– Yesterday Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) recognized Alabama’s 5th District 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner in a special awards ceremony at the Huntsville Museum of Art. The winner, Julie Davidson, won for her charcoal-medium entry entitled, “Waiting for a Cue.” Ms. Davidson is a senior at James Clemens High School. Her art teacher is Ms. […]

That’s All Folks!

March 16, 2015

Domestication of pigs took place in China around 7500 BC. China still is the largest producer of pigs. In the old days, sea captains kept pigs on board because they believed, should they be shipwrecked, pigs always swam toward the nearest shore. The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal. Pigs are part of […]

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